Post Tagged with: "Strike"

  • Camden Traffic Wardens’ Strike for a Living Wage

    Camden Traffic Wardens’ Strike for a Living Wage

    News, Video August 9, 2012 10:43 pm 2 comments

    NSL staff in Camden are taking industrial action for a living wage. The members of Unison are currently working for just £8.09 an hour in what is a difficult and sometimes stressful job. They are calling for a pay rise of £2.50 which would give the the same pay as NSL […]

     
  • Tube maintenance workers start 72 hour tube strike today

    Tube maintenance workers start 72 hour tube strike today

    News April 24, 2012 9:25 am no comments

    Maintenance workers on the tube will start a 72-hour strike at 4 pm today in a dispute over pensions and benefits equality. Workers who do maintenance on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines voted four to one in favour of strike action be allowed to join the TfL Pension Scheme and receive […]

     
  • Union strike ballot over Olympic payments

    Union strike ballot over Olympic payments

    News February 29, 2012 11:12 am no comments

    Transport union the RMT is to ballot for industrial action on Transport for London (TfL) over a ban on staff leave for the duration of the Olympics and has also declared a formal dispute with London Underground over a failure to reach an agreement on Olympics recognition and reward payments […]

     
  • Eurostar cleaners start 48 hour strike

    Eurostar cleaners start 48 hour strike

    News February 16, 2012 12:18 pm 2 comments

    Today low paid cleaners on the Eurostar, working out of St Pancras station, started a 48 hour strike for a London Living Wage. The cleaners, often from African and Eastern European backgrounds, are overworked, under-valued and under paid. Big Smoke spoke to a few of the strikers on the St […]

     
  • Video: on the HMRC picket line

    Video: on the HMRC picket line

    Video December 15, 2011 9:09 am 1 comment

    PCS Euston – George Binette and Hector Wesley Speaking on the HMRC Picket Line (12/12/11)

     
  • Strikes at Newham’s Langdon School

    Strikes at Newham’s Langdon School

    News December 6, 2011 1:05 pm no comments

    Teachers at Langdon school in Newham have been involved in an ongoing industrial dispute involving extensive strike action over December. The dispute over management practices and heavy workload has escalated and teachers are taking twenty days strike action up to December 20th, when the school closes for the holidays. The […]

     
  • London marches to protect pensions: the homemade banners

    London marches to protect pensions: the homemade banners

    News November 30, 2011 11:16 pm 2 comments

    Wednesday’s march to defend public sector pensions was brimming with confidence, as trade union members and their supporters took on the government’s austerity agenda direct. Big Smoke was out taking pictures of the various banners and home-made placards we saw. This is a small sample for your delectation, click to […]

     
  • Pensions strike brings out two million

    Pensions strike brings out two million

    News November 30, 2011 8:00 pm 3 comments

    Tens of thousands marched through the capital today as around two million public sector workers took strike action today. This is the largest industrial action in this country for decades and comes off the back of months of discontent from unions. The strikes are specifically about pensions but many trade […]

     
  • Video: N30 Strike theme tune – let’s work together

    Video November 30, 2011 4:19 am no comments

    The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has put together this lovely little video for the November 30th strikes. Let’s worker together and good luck to everyone on strike today.

     
  • Video: UNITE the truth on pensions

    Video: UNITE the truth on pensions

    Video November 29, 2011 9:16 pm no comments

    The union UNITE has brought out the following video on their perspective of Wednesday’s strikes